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Some weekend pics

Discussion in 'Macro Images Forum' started by RyanB, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. RyanB

    RyanB Always on Premium Member

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    Been playing with a new diy diffuser design (still a work in progress). Can't quite get rid of the hot spots completely but a definite step up from my last couple designs.
    I don't know what happened to the spring insects they were there one day and then hard to find the next.:rolleyes:

    1. Lady bug ( most obvious hot spots)
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    2. ditto above
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    3. Bee fly- shot in pitch black night time so the only light source was the flash.
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    4.Wolf spider
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    5. Cellar Spider momma and clutch.
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    And a more controlled subject I found in a spider web in the shed. shot with a tripod and white backdrop. Bit of a clinical shot but the hot spots were well controlled on it's shiny bits.
    Grass hopper/ cricket not sure of the type.
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  2. ed taylor

    ed taylor Super Ed Super Moderator

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    Nice collection there.
     
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  3. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Personally, I don't think your hot spots are all that hot. It's a really good set.
     
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    Nice set for sure. I don't see a problem with the hot spots, but you can always PS them out
     
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  5. RyanB

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    Thanks Ed:)
    Thanks guys, I might be nit picking on the hot spots but I have seen some shots/ diffuser designs that have managed to get rid of all glares on shiny surfaces like the lady bug shells sooc, hence my quest for the perfect diffuser.
    Going to try a layer of bubble wrap to try and break up the light a bit more but I have drained my only set of batteries so am waited for them to recharge at the moment before my next round of experimentation.
     
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    Get down to Ikea. The AA 2450 batteries that are £5 for a set are Eneloops with a different label on them.

    As for the shots, the diffuser looks great. Well done
     
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    Nice set, the slight hot spots look fine.
     
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  8. RyanB

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    Cheers Phill, nice find on the batteries. They look quite reasonable providing they don't get commandeered by the family like my last few sets did.
    Thanks Kevin, most appreciated.:)
     
  9. Geeman

    Geeman Here a lot

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    Really nice work!
     
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  10. Phill104

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    Not really a good find Ryan, I work for Fujitsu who make them in Japan.
     
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  11. Patricia_070180

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    Very good set but that 5th image is just superb!
     
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  12. Hatter

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    A great set of images.
     
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  13. RyanB

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    Thanks Geeman!:)
    In that case good suggestion Phill, ordered some today. Looking online there seems to be lots of rumors of this but it is good to hear from someone who knows.
    Thanks Patricia, I was hoping to keep an eye on her and see if I could catch the eggs in their various stages of development but she had disappeared the next day. Hopefully not eaten by another cellar spider.
    Cheers Hatter!:D
     

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